Tamil Nadu Rains: Heavy rainfall cause havoc in the state claiming lives of 12, red alert issued in many districts of Tamil Nadu

11 Nov, 2021

Tamil Nadu Rains:

The Tamil Nadu rains are creating havoc, causing it difficult for people to perform their daily operations. So far 12 people have died in Tamil Nadu due to incidents related to heavy rains. Moreover, a red alert has been issued in view of the possibility of heavy rains in many parts of Tamil Nadu till the end of the week amid heavy rains. 

Red alert issued in various districts:

As stated by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on 11th and 12th November, there may be very heavy rainfall in many districts of the state. IMD states that an area of low pressure has developed over the Bay of Bengal, due to which a red alert has been issued for heavy rains.

Considering the situation, 11 teams of NDRF have been deployed in different areas and 7 teams of Tamil Nadu State Disaster Response Force have also been deployed, as stated by Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran.

Coastal areas to receive heavy rainfall:

According to the IMD, Tamil Nadu and Karaikkal may receive heavy rains till 12th November,  while the low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal will intensify into a deep depression by 11th November 11 and reach the north Tamil Nadu coast. And considering this situation, a red alert has been issued for November in many coastal districts of the state, also, there is a possibility that more than 200 mm of rain may occur in some areas.

N Puviarasan of IMD Area Cyclone Warning Center said, “The low-pressure area is approaching the coast, causing heavy rain during the night. Heavy rains will continue in many parts of the state till 11th November. After this, there may be some relief.” 

People appealed not to go out unnecessarily:

The Tamil Nadu government has urged the people to remain alert, take precautionary measures, and avoid non-essential movement in the affected areas due to the heavy rain forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the next few days. 

The Skymet Weather report said that due to heavy rains in some low-lying areas, flood or water-logging conditions may also arise during this period, and the most affected areas during this period will be Puducherry and Karaikkal.

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